First I want to give a big thanks to co-contributor Emilie for scoring us these awesome advanced screening tickets. I would also be remiss if I didn't mention the screening was at the awesome new Alamo Drafthouse in downtown Dallas.
So many thoughts went through my mind after seeing this movie besides being extremely surprised at really how good it was. First thought is why hasn't anyone done this before? It is literally just like a Video Game and to all you gamers out there you will totally appreciate that. I also thought wow this could be a franchise with so many more storylines to build off of.
Written and Directed by Ilya Naishuller who hasn't had much fame until His first-person-POV music video Biting Elbows: Bad Motherf***** (2013) attracted approximately 33 million views on YouTube and another 21 million on Vimeo. The reactions were enthusiastic that Timur Bekmambetov contacted Ilya Naishuller through Facebook and offered to produce a feature film in the same style thus presenting Hardcore Henry. This is a first-person action film through the eyes of Henry, who is resurrected from death with no memory. He must discover his identity and save his wife from a warlord with a plan to bio-engineer soldiers. Since I never deliver spoilers in my reviews I won't go into great detail about all the action and plot twists that come about, but I can tell you that this movie is approximately 96 minutes long and it was so interesting and action packed that it felt like 20 minutes. Very well done and I hope to see more from Henry in the future. Hardcore Henry is currently in Theaters. Don't miss out!